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Deb and Dug Benn, Uganda
Dug and Deb are currently serving in long-term mission in Uganda, based in Kasese. They have been involved in a wide range of ministries including youth work, Sunday school, worship leading, church diaconate and safeguarding.
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Joe and Lois Ovenden, Zimbabwe
Joe and Lois are serving as long-term mission workers in Zimbabwe. Based in Bulawayo, they are working alongside local partners. Lois is working as a speech and language therapist, training and mentoring therapy staff and teachers. Joe is supporting a number of local Christian development initiatives, focusing on capacity building and discipleship.
A relief grant of £20,500 has been sent to Zahle Baptist Church to support work with Syrian refugee families in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. The church is distributing food boxes to the families. For more information visit bmsworldmission.org/syriaappeal
PRAISE GOD that visas have been approved for a visit from a BMS delegation to North Korea from 5-18 October 2013. Please pray for this visit.
For Action Teams flying to Delhi, Kolkata, Italy, Kosovo, Nepal and Thailand in early October - that they would have a safe journey and settle well in their new locations.
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
For Glyn Hackett, the French Baptist Federation's newly appointed Head of Development, as he helps churches across the country to discern the best way to communicate their faith and to grow.
For BMS teachers in Albania and Kosovo and other workers in Lebanon, Tunisia and Libya, that they may be a great blessing to the children and adults in their care throughout the new academic year.
For Gill, Harland , Ingny and Lilia, settling back into home, work and school in Iquitos after home assignment. Please pray particularly that during this term of service they will be able to put solid leadership and structures in place for the continuity of the Nauta Mission training Centre, after their planned move in 2015.
For Mark Greenwood’s efforts to forge closer links with UBLA (Latin American Baptist Union), and that these enable a good strategic overview of how BMS work fits with other mission initiatives on the continent.
Excessive unseasonable snow has caused an emergency situation in various states in Peru where thousands of animals have died and crops have been lost, affecting livelihoods of already impoverished people. The excessive cold also affects the health of the most vulnerable – very young and old folks. Pray for help to get to those in most need.
For Geoff, Christine, Isaac and Naomi Holder who have delayed their return to Mozambique
Tim and Linda Darby are due to travel out to Uganda towards the end of October. Pray that they will find suitable accommodation in Gulu and quickly feel at home with their two young children, Joshua and Annabelle.
For Rafael and Beatrice Wood settling back into school in Conakry, Guinea, for a new school year.
Chad: For Malc White as he takes a lead in negotiating with hospital staff over demands for increased pay. Pray also for Sue as she is in the early stages of her new role as nurse mentor and trainer.
China: For David and Jenny Mewes who will be the only BMS mission workers at the college when they return in September.
Thailand: For Bob and Charmaine Trendell who will be back in the UK from September. They are looking forward to a full programme visiting churches and catching up with family.
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